The Weekly View: Mayor's River O'Green, Foodie Mayor, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, March 17, 2014

Photo of the Week
Mayor Bob Buckhorn
 This past Saturday, crews turned the Hillsborough River a bright, kelly green in honor of St. Patrick's Day at the Mayor's River O'Green Fest. Watch this year’s timelapse of the dyeing.

"From the Desk of Mayor Buckhorn" is designed to give citizens greater insight into the Mayor's Office. Every week, Mayor Buckhorn will offer a snippet of what he's currently working on.

"Everything we do is interconnected. By encouraging ‘foodie’ culture, we help retain and attract young professionals. By encouraging development of our urban core, we can begin to invest in neighborhoods like West River and historic Tampa Heights, connecting them to our center city.”

3/11: Tampa Bay Times: For Buckhorn’s big speech, a backdrop that’s all about renewal
Mayor Buckhorn will deliver his 2014 State of the City speech at the Armature Works Building in historic Tampa Heights. Like last year’s location of the Kress Building in downtown, the space will highlight the area’s possibilities.

3/11: America’s Most Affordable Cities
Tampa ranks as one of the top 20 most affordable cities in the United States, according to Forbes. More than 75% of housing in the area is affordable to families earning the median income.

3/12: Tampa Tribune: MacDill set to receive more tankers under budget plan
While the Air Force will cut 500 aircraft from their fleet worldwide, MacDill could add an additional eight KC-135 Stratotankers, aerial refueling jets.
3/15: Tampa Tribune: 'Foodie Mayor' Buckhorn says bars, eateries mean jobs, allure

Mayor Buckhorn relishes his title of “Foodie Mayor.” He believes that by encouraging restaurants, bars, and more generally, emerging foodie culture in Tampa we can continue to make our city a destination for young professionals. If you want to learn more about Tampa’s emerging foodie scene, watch the latest episode of the Mayor’s Hour featuring local James Beard semifinalists.

3/15: Bay News 9: Work progresses on ambitious Tampa Heights river project
This is the time for historic Tampa Heights, a neighborhood on the verge of a renaissance. The City is restoring Ulele Spring and investing in Water Works Park, reshaping the space and bringing new amenities. In addition, Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant Group is transforming the historic Water Works building into a new restaurant, called Ulele.

Schedule Highlights
Tues, Mar 18, 9:30 a.m.
Tampa Port Authority Board Meeting
Tues, Mar 18, Noon
Mayor’s Youth Corps Class of 2013 Luncheon
Thurs, Mar 20, 11 a.m.
Taping of the Mayor's Hour
Thurs, Mar 20, 2 p.m.
Tampa Hillsborough EDC Executive Meeting
Fri, Mar 21, 8 a.m.
Tampa Downtown Partnership 18th Annual Downtown Development Forum
Fri, Mar 21, 11:30 a.m.
Feast of St. Joseph
Fri, Mar 21, Noon
NY Yankees Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay Luncheon
Sat, Mar 22, 7:45 a.m.
American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb Tampa
Sat, Mar 22, 9:30 a.m.
Inaugural Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon
Sat, Mar 22, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay Air Fest
Mon, Mar 24, 1:30 p.m.
Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board Meeting
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